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Please note that we are requiring all our visitors to pre-book a time and date in advance of their visit as part of our re-opening protocols and procedures. Times/dates are available to book a week in advance.

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Ranger Grace Answers Your Lemur Questions

World Lemur Day is the last Friday of October every year to celebrate lemurs and spread world-wide awareness on the species and their conservation. All lemur species are found in Madagascar. The Island of Madagascar has lost 90% of its forest cover in the last 200 years. This has resulted in 80% of its animal and plant life being in danger of extinction.  Fota Wildlife Park, is home to three different species of lemur, Red-bellied…

Fota Wildlife Park - later opening at 10am on Sat 31 October due to the effects of Storm Aiden

Please note we will not be open until 10am on Saturday 31st October due to the weather warning in place as a result of the effects of Storm Aiden. We have been in direct contact with all bookings for the 9.30 am slot and we apologise for the inconvenience caused.  The decision to open later on Saturday 31st October is for the safety of the visitors and staff of Fota Wildlife Park. We thank you for your patience and…

International Sloth Day at Fota Wildlife Park

Today is International Sloth Day and we're thrilled to share this update from our ranger Julien about Matheo, our Linne's Two-toed Sloth in the park. We know some visitors have been missing him while the Tropical House has been closed, so Julien has answered some questions we get asked about the sloth. Watch below -     

Update from Fota Wildlife Park in Response to a Nationwide Move to Level 5

20th October 2020 - Update from Fota Wildlife Park in response to a nationwide move to Level 5 In an ongoing effort to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19 Fota Wildlife Park is requesting all visitors to strictly follow the guidelines regarding travel limits (within 5K only) and to follow Fota Wildlife Park’s current opening procedures below. • Pre-booked online tickets only with allocated timeslots to control capacity (only…

Fota Wildlife Park Closed - Tuesday October 20th

Please note we will be closed today, Tuesday, October 20th, due to high tides and some spot flooding within the wildlife park. We have been contacting directly all bookings for today, if you booked to visit the park for this date please stand by for a direct contact update on your booking. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. All the animals in the park are doing well and are being looked after by our animal care team. The decision to…

Donation to Fota Wildlife Park’s Native Species Projects from Eagle Athletic Club

Many fans of Fota Wildlife Park will be familiar with the Eagle AC 5K ‘Cheetah Run’ race which has taken place in the park yearly since 2009 and has in recent years expanded to include a separate 1-mile fun run for younger runners. Usually an annual highlight event at the wildlife park, this year due to Covid-19, like so many events around the country, the races were unable to go ahead. As well as being a fun and uniquely set run, it is…

Update from Fota Wildlife Park in response to a nationwide move to Level 3

6th October 2020 - Update from Fota Wildlife Park in response to a nationwide move to Level 3 In an ongoing effort to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19 Fota Wildlife Park is requesting all visitors to strictly follow the guidelines regarding movement within the county (of Cork only) and to follow Fota Wildlife Park’s current opening procedures below. • Pre-booked online tickets only with allocated timeslots to control capacity…

Fota’s Education Department welcomes students back this Semester

Fota Wildlife Park was delighted to resume its formal education programmes this week having been closed since early March.  While the centre is open to receiving bookings from both schools and colleges, it is operating at a reduced capacity in line with current health and safety guidelines.  The centre welcomed its first leaving certificate group on Monday and additional safety protocols have been implemented to facilitate the…

World Rhino Day Tuesday 22nd September

Today Fota Wildlife Park celebrates World Rhino Day with some fun facts, quizzes and video updates across our digital platforms. In previous years we used to fundraise by running ranger talks and asking our visitors to guess the weight of one of our Rhinos but this year we have gone online and we donating 100% of our web donations to the conservation charity, Save the Rhino (Savetherhino.org). To donate please go to…

Twin Female Red Panda Babies announced at Fota Wildlife Park

Twin Red Panda Babies announced ahead of International Red Panda Day on Saturday 19th  September Fota is calling on the public to help name the two new babies! Fota Wildlife Park today unveiled twin baby Red panda cubs who were born on the 13th June 2020 to mother Bonnie who is 9 years old and father Grga, aged two. The two female 14 week old cubs have only just started to venture out of their nest box in their habitat in the Asian…